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24 Apr

2017 Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival Instagram Recap

Guest Author: Emily Smith

Every year since 1996 Whistler has held World Ski Snowboard festivities, which have morphed into what we know it now to be – 10 days of live music, skiing and riding events, art and parties! This non-stop celebration of mountain culture is highly anticipated year after year by locals and visitor alike, and in the social sphere we love to see how people experience the festival through both #WSSF2017 our @GoWhistler seasonal #LittleThingsWhistler hashtag!

A big thanks to all of you who came and partied (and who are now probably sleeping…) for all of your epic energy and enthusiasm, and of course for sharing in the stoke of Whistler’s unparalleled mountain experience. Whether you were here and these photos and videos serve you as a joyous reflection of good times, or you’re living vicariously through them (there’s always next year!) …enjoy this World Ski Snowboard Festival Social Recap!

Peeps Showed up for Sun AND Snow…

🔹🔷 W H I S T L E R 🔷🔹 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #whistlerbc #whistlercanada #WSSF2017 #whistlervillage #baseofblackcomb #skiandsnowboardfestival #snowbums #bustarhymes #outdoorconcert #livemusic #epicshow #explorebc #beautifulbc #imagesofbc #getoutside #getoutdoors #outdooradventures #explorecanada #canadaday #unlimitedcanada #canadianlife #gopro #goproselfy #goprohero5 #goprophotography #gopropointofview #picoftheday #igdaily #instagramwhistler

A post shared by Tamara Twilley (@tamaratwilley) on Apr 16, 2017 at 9:56am PDT

What a fine day battling changing conditions on a course so gnarly but so fun with these fine gentlemen! 📷 @harryg // #boarderstyle #wssf2017 #runtothehills #builtforgoodtimes #staywild #permissiontoplay

A post shared by Jesse Millen (@jesse_millen) on Apr 16, 2017 at 5:54pm PDT


A post shared by Shaun Bromley (@shaunbromley) on Apr 15, 2017 at 4:48pm PDT

Tunes Galore

Thanks for the solid show and smile for the camera @walkofftheearth! @wssf @gowhistler #Whistler #WhistlerBlackcomb #WSSF2017 #WSSF #WalkOffTheEarth #JBLovesWSSF

A post shared by Victoria Ecclestone (@victoriaecclestone) on Apr 9, 2017 at 6:57am PDT

Madchild from Swollen Members at #wssf2017.

A post shared by Jordan Matthew Yerman (@jordanyerman) on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:00am PDT

Keys N Krates rocked the Fido Main Stage today! #GoGetIt #WSSF2017

A post shared by World Ski Snowboard Festival (@wssf) on Apr 14, 2017 at 6:32pm PDT


The long weekend has @simondartois jumping for joy! #wssf2017 @wssf

A post shared by Chris”topher” Webster (@tophwebster) on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:22am PDT

Well that was a rad experience. Shooting @wssf was not what I expected, first time snowboarding in 10 years, front row seats at some great concerts and shooting action sports. Here’s a dope shot of @simondartois absolutely sending it. #watchouttoph

A post shared by Samuel Mallett (@silent_visuals) on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:49pm PDT

HALF PIPE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS | 2/3 |@whistlerblackcomb @whistlerparks @wssf @canoncanada

A post shared by K A I L A N I Collective (@kailanicollective) on Apr 10, 2017 at 9:34pm PDT

Rad times shooting the Canadian Junior Freestyle Championships at WSSF. Everyone killing it at the big air comp. Cork 900 sequence from the other day during finals. • • • • • #wssf #wssf2017 #whistlerblackcomb #blackcombpark #whispark

A post shared by Rownan Daniel-Ghitan (@rownan_dg) on Apr 9, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT

Kiersten Higginson and Gillian Andrewshenko coming in hot off the final jump for their 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the Monster Boarderstyle yesterday. #wssf2017

A post shared by Cameron Kelsey (@camkelsey) on Apr 16, 2017 at 5:49pm PDT

Creativity and Inspiration

Three of my fav artists here at the State of Art, in Whistler. Whistler Skisnowboard Festival you rock . . . . #wssf2017 #whistler #art #coolart #beautifulthings #ness #artwork #artlover #stateofart #mybackyard #onlyinwhistler #artswhistler @vanessastarkart @kristianadamart

A post shared by Cristina Altés Virgili (@cris_crispeta) on Apr 9, 2017 at 9:29pm PDT

A huge, heartfelt thank you to all the presenters of last night’s sold out MULTIPLICITY at @wssf #wssf2017 for putting on an uplifting, inspiring and wildly entertaining show. All proceeds from the event went to the @spearheadhuts project, and we can’t wait to do it again next year. If you missed the show, you can still read our interviews with the presenters on our site now. Left to right: Tamo Campos (@beyondboarding), Aaron Huey (@argonautphoto), Leslie Timms (@leslietimmerz), Jon Turk, Brett Tippie (@bretttippie), Ken Achenbach (@campofchampions), Sherry McConkey (@sherrymcconkey), and Colin Angus (@amgusadventures).

A post shared by Mountain Life Media (@mountainlifemedia) on Apr 10, 2017 at 11:23am PDT

Getting weird @wssf – #capturingwhistler with artist Brent V. #stateoftheart @captaincreba @melleeemelleee @lfjewellery #72hourshowdown @getolympus #wssf2017

A post shared by Jill Nancy (@jillnancy) on Apr 12, 2017 at 10:10pm PDT

ICYMI the top dog in short filmmaking is #BluePanda for “2 Guys 1 Shirt” winning $12,000 from @getolympus at #wssf2017 People’s choice was overwhelmingly “Dawn of the Dead” #Repost @wssf ・・・ The winners of the @getolympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown are the Blue Pandas with ‘Two Guys One Shirt’! A hilarious look at conjoined twins, and what they discover after meeting a flakey ‘guru’ in the woods to separate them. #72hourshowdown #5minshort #shortfilm #film #bcfilm #whistler #showmethemoney #olympus #camera

A post shared by Dean Nelson (@gaywhistler) on Apr 13, 2017 at 9:06am PDT

Saw some great flicks at the Olympus 72hr Filmaker Showdown last night! Heading back out for the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown tonigh. Tickets are still available for this event! ____________________ #wssf2017 #72hourshowdown #getolympus #littlethingswhistler #whistlerblackcomb #hellobc

A post shared by Eric Berger (@ericbergerphoto) on Apr 13, 2017 at 8:37am PDT

Got seriously inspired at the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown last night. It was one of the strongest showings ever. Makes me want to jump in the van and hit the road on a quest for great photo opportunities… 📷: @andrew_miller ____________________ #getolympus #wssf2017 #littlethingswhistler #loweprobags #whistlerblackcomb #whistler #photography

A post shared by Keeley, Eric, Jingo Eddie (@thevanagondiaries) on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:20am PDT

Enjoying Art and Pro photographer Showdown 😍 did I mention a giant ice camera?! #wssf2017 #prophotographershowdown #whistler #whistlerart #worldskiandsnowboardfestival

A post shared by Amanda Eggleton (@aeggleton) on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:18am PDT


Last weekend our Founder @yogaceo lead a group of award-winning social activists, producers, journalists, and photographers for a sunrise yoga session on the slopes of Whistler Mountain, BC @clifbar ‍♂️ #FeedYourAdventure #WSSF2017 : @i_hutt

A post shared by NOTABLE LIFE (@notableca) on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:10am PDT

Slush ( Shrinkage?!)

WARNING: SHRINKAGE @wssf @twistedtea SLUSH CUPPPPP 👍🏼 #wssf2017 #whistler #slushcup

A post shared by Betty and Kora (@bettyandkora) on Apr 14, 2017 at 1:22pm PDT

Yeah Girl! And that’s how it’s done. She is definitely RAD💪 #whistlerblackcomb #pondskim #wssf2017 #thegoodsreport #truelifeadventure

A post shared by Christopher Lee (@cl173) on Apr 14, 2017 at 2:57pm PDT

Flips and Fireworks

A big day at @wssf today! @conglomerateent takes the stage at 4pm followed by the @gibbonswhistler style session at 9pm 🍻🎇

A post shared by Mitch Winton (@wintonphotos) on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:49am PDT

Big shout out to all the athletes and fire ice jumpers for making the Gibbons Style Session one for the books! 🎉 PHOTO: @thefulltimehobby

A post shared by Gibbons Whistler (@gibbonswhistler) on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:50am PDT

…And Some Good Old Hang Time

That’s a wrap on #WSSF2017! So fun. Thanks for the wrap party @corona #coronasunsets #andnowwesleep

A post shared by Kristy Aleksich (@whistler_girl) on Apr 17, 2017 at 1:23pm PDT

@wssf TEAM TOTEM POLE @twistedtea SLUSH CUP 👊🏼#slushcup #whistler #wssf2017 #snowboarding #mountainlife

A post shared by Betty and Kora (@bettyandkora) on Apr 14, 2017 at 1:37pm PDT

That’s a wrap! Couldn’t have asked for a better ending to @wssf than hanging with my favourite humans at the Casa Corona Party! 🍻

A post shared by Abby Cooper (@abbydells) on Apr 17, 2017 at 2:38pm PDT

Bonus: Video Recap!

The first weekend of @wssf brought talented freestyle skiers, bumping live music inspiring events from mountain creatives. And the best news yet – it’s just the beginning! #WSSF2017 Video: @miraecampbell Song: Gang of Rythym, @walkofftheearth

A post shared by Tourism Whistler (@gowhistler) on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:21am PDT

From Boarder style to Matoma dance parties Busta Rhymes, #wssf2017 weekend II knocked our socks off! Video: @olakrol_ @miraecampbell | @wssf Song: Wonderful life by @matoma

A post shared by Tourism Whistler (@gowhistler) on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:19am PDT

The old saying is ‘Party in April, Sleep in May’, but we’re  going to hold off the shuteye for now, as May in Whistler is going to be wicked as Whistler’s season of adventure kicks off. For more information on spring deals, check out

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